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Yom Kippur

Hari OM
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Here at AV-blog, festivals and traditions of other faiths than Hinduism and Christianity are acknowledged and respected. It is not the job of this blog to explore beyond the first two in any great depth, but that does not mean there is not interest. Today is the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur. Gratefully, the following is taken from the website 'My Jewish Learning'. All links have been left on place, should you wish to further your own interest.

What is Yom Kippur?
Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of communal and personal atonement for sins committed during the past year.

What are some of the customs on Yom Kippur?
Fasting is one of the central components of the Yom Kippur holiday.
Jewish adults are commanded to fast, but there are exceptions for pregnant women, nursing mothers and those who are ill.

What are the services on Yom Kippur?
Prayer is the other central component of the holiday. The Kol Nidrei service kicks off the holiday, and Neila comes at the very end, bookending the holy day with solemn prayer. In between we read the book of Jonah and perform the special Avodah service, which involves continually and frequently prostrating oneself on the ground. Learn how to find tickets for Yom Kippur services, how to find a Mahzor (High Holiday prayerbook) and how to stream Kol Nidre and other High Holiday services on your computer.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post for Yom Kippur ~ thanks, ^_^

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